Rahul Sharma

Anaea troglodyta

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Nymphalidae
Scientific name  Anaea troglodyta
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Anaea
Rank  Subspecies
Anaea troglodyta butterfliesofamericacomimagesNymphalidaeCharax
Similar  Anaeini, Strymon acis, Anaea aidea, Anaea, Strymon

Anaea troglodyta, the Florida leafwing, Portia or Florida goatweed butterfly, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in southern Florida and on many islands of the Caribbean. In Jamaica, it is known as the Jamaican tropical leafwing and in the Cayman Islands and Cuba it is known as the Cuban red leaf.

Anaea troglodyta Anaea troglodyta cubana pinned specimens page 1

The wingspan is 76–90 millimetres (3.0–3.5 in). Adults are on wing from October to April (dry-season form) and from May to October (wet-season form).

Anaea troglodyta Anaea troglodyta floridalis type specimens

The larvae feed on Croton cascarilla. Adults feed on rotting fruit, dung and fluids.

Although over 230 species have been included in the genus Anaea, Gerardo Lamas (2004) considers all Anaea populations to represent a single species, Anaea troglodyta (Fabricius 1775).

Anaea troglodyta Anaea troglodyta borinquenalis live adults

Subspecies

Some authors list the following subspecies, while others treat (most) as valid species or even synonyms:


  • Anaea troglodyta troglodyte
  • Anaea troglodyta astina (described from St. Thomas)
  • Anaea troglodyta aidea (Arizona, Mexico to Costa Rica)
  • Anaea troglodyta andria (Mexico, from Texas to Nebraska and to West Virginia to Georgia and Florida)
  • Anaea troglodyta cubana (Cuba, Grand Cayman)
  • Anaea troglodyta borinquenalis (Puerto Rico)
  • Anaea troglodyta minor (St. Kitts, Antigua, Montserrat, St. Christopher, Guadeloupe)
  • Anaea troglodyta floridalis (Florida)
  • Anaea troglodyta portia (Jamaica)

  • Anaea troglodyta Florida Leafwing Anaea troglodyta BugGuideNet
    Anaea troglodyta Anaea troglodyta Wikipedia

    References

    Anaea troglodyta Wikipedia


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